According to recent reports, William H. Merideth of Bullitt County was shocked when his daughter told him that there was a drone flying over the property. Concerned over the wellbeing of his daughter, who was sunbathing at the time, he decided to shoot it down.
“I went and got my shotgun and I said, ‘I’m not going to do anything unless it’s directly over my property,’” Merideth told reporters. He admitted that the drone disappeared for a moment, before returning. “Within a minute or so, here it came. It was hovering over top of my property, and I shot it out of the sky. I didn’t shoot across the road, I didn’t shoot across my neighbor’s fences, I shot directly into the air.”
Not long after, Merideth was approached by four men, who confronted him until they saw his shotgun.
The police arrived at the incident shortly thereafter.
“Long story short, after that, they took me to jail for wanton endangerment first degree and criminal mischief…because I fired the shotgun into the air,” Merideth told Fox. He is now investigating legal options.
“Our rights are being trampled daily,” Merideth concluded. “We need to have some laws in place to handle these kind of things.”